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Sherwood Island State Park

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Address: Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203-226-6983
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beautiful Fall Visit

We had never been here and were nearby and decided to visit. It is fall so there was no charge for entry. There is a runway and area for flying radio controlled planes. It was fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fran F
East Haven, Connecticut
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East Haven, Connecticut
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139 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had never been here and were nearby and decided to visit. It is fall so there was no charge for entry. There is a runway and area for flying radio controlled planes. It was fun to watch. The beach is broad and compact with lots of shells for collecting. Usually pets are not allowed and signs note it everywhere,... More 

Thank Fran F
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone there just to walk and see the water and also for the ALS Associations "Walk for the Cure." Thanks! Most trails are paved and easy to use. Sights are always lovely. There is also the 9/11 Memorial which is nice to see.

Thank Nancy V
Irvington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For somebody coming in from out of state (just north of NYC) for the day, it's a nice destination. Unlike community beaches in Conn, it's accessible even in the height of the summer season (for a price). Nice place to hang out on the beach, have a picnic, and/or go for a hike in the woods and along the shore.

Thank tw1898
New York
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The beach was not too crowded, even though we went on a Sunday. The reviews state an issue with the Canadian geese in the park and it is true. However people feed them, so I cannot see a solution there... but the problem is not on the beach itself. The water was with algae so it looked murky, but it... More 

1 Thank Sophie G
Cumming, Georgia
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328 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

First of all your on long island sound so the water can be iffy. On weekends and many summer days you'll get busloads of people from everywhere

Thank willgero
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Coming from the UK I was very impressed with this beautiful beach and walking areas. Very easy to get to. Only $9 to enter and park during the week. We brought our own lunch and as it was a little close easily found a nice large flat rock to sit on and eat it overlooking the beach. Very relaxing with... More 

2 Thank Toni R
Redding, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a beautiful park right on the sound with a lovely beach and plenty of picnic areas. There is a recently built new pavilion. However due to the hundreds of Canada geese roaming around the park is literally covered with feces from the geese. Particularly in the picnic areas. Not sure how the beach is. Also the workers are... More 

1 Thank helenjoe16
Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Sherwood Island State Park has it all if you're looking for outdoor fun: the longest contiguous stretch of beachfront in Fairfield County, several miles of hiking trails, ball fields, grills and picnic tables and concession stands. The Sherwood Island Nature Center offers hands-on experiences with aquatic creatures and a calendar of daily activities. Although weekends can be crowded, the diversity... More 

Thank 61hope65
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166 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place is a great place to come and be alone or with others. Sand, Sun, skipping rocks and fishing - its all here. I came on a Sunday afternoon and only had to pay a $6 entrance fee - SCORE! I may not have caught any fish while sunbathing on the rocks, but they guy next to me did... More 

2 Thank Samantha N
Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

To go here and see the beautiful sandy beach and shell lined,sand,is something to enjoy! I was there in April and it was nice,the sea air from the Sound. Looking forward to a nice day to body surf and relax,during the week day's? The other very moving site to this CT. State Park is the historic 911 Memorial. This was... More 

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